Justin Ward

objective

Utilize my skills and creativity to meet and exceed client needs and expectations. Represent my employer in a professional manner and assist them in achieving their goals. Maintain a comfortable and pleasant work envirment. Gain the additional experiences and education required to remain current in the industry.

profile

Outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic, patient, creative, eye for design, ever-growing knowledge, collaborative, intelligent, well-rounded individual. Excellent communication skills. Team player, strong leader and eager to learn. Familiar with both large corporate and small business environments. Macintosh and Windows savvy.

education

20012/2013North Alberta Institute of Technology

Digital Media & Information Technology Diploma

Communication in IT and New Media, Colour Theory, Digital Photography, Networking, System Analysis and Design, Interactive Media Design, Business/Marketing for the Web, Project Management, Software Testing and Quality Assurance, Visual Concept Design.

  • Major: Web and graphic design and development
  • Minor: Computer sciences and information technologies

2008/2009North Alberta Institute of Technology

Graphic Communications Certificate

Effective Communications, Computer Systems Management, Applied Creative Graphics, Electronic Page Assembly, Computer Graphic Applications, Digital Pre-Press, Electronic Media Production, Production Workshop.

2007Grant Macewan College

Community Enrichment Program

experience

2013-2015PPM Technologies

Graphic UX Designer/Developer

Design, layout and mockup user interface screens (iPhone, Android, desktop, web app, etc.), icons and marketing peripherals based on flow charts, UDF and collaboration with different departments and dozens of members.

  • Team consulation/collaboation, deliverables and task management via Team Foundation Server (TFS) in a Model View Controller (MVC) environment.
  • Development in XAML, WPF, CSS, HTML and Javascript.
  • Design in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign and Microsoft Blend/Expression.
  • Corporate Scrum meetings with daily Stand Up (department) reviews.

2012CVT Group

Creative Services Consultant/Developer

Liaise with sales staff and senior consultants to direct and manage the development of visual branding, web design/development, graphic design, print design/preparation, and all-around IT support for a variety of businesses.

2010-PresentJWard Design

Owner/Designer/Developer

Design and implement custom marketing platform through promotional graphics, web design and photo editing for a variety of businesses and other factions. Won 14 (hosted by 99designs.com) global graphic communication competitions. Won 3 (hosted by NAIT and Society of Graphic Designers of Canada) international competitions.

2009Go On Marketing Design

Lead Graphic Designer

Compose/catalog Job Docket Format. Consult with client/project manager. Design client mock ups. Manage execution of print production (deadlines and budget).

2006-2007Manstar Landscape

Color Specialist/Customer Relations

Custom color matching pigments, customer services, general warehouse yard labour.

skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • Flash
  • FTP
  • Esprresso/Komodo
  • Microsoft Word
  • Outlook
  • Visio
  • Excel
  • Blend
  • TFS
  • Visual Studio
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript/JQuery
  • PHP/mySQL
  • Actionscript
  • Razor Views/.NET
  • XAML/WPF
  • Tumblr/Squarespace
  • Graphic/Print Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Web Development
  • Market Platform Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Team Structure
  • Information Technology
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Vector Art
  • Typography
  • Corporate Branding
  • French/English
  • Google Analytics
  • Macintosh/Windows

Please visit www.jwarddesign.ca to view my portfolio and learn a bit more about me.

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